Islands ‘the number one place’ for foodies

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THE CHANNEL ISLANDS is the ‘number one place to visit’ for foodies, according to the 2020 Good Food Guide.

Waitrose & Partners revealed this year’s ‘very best places to dine in the UK’, with 1,200 establishments from big names to best-kept secrets.

The guide, which will be published tomorrow, announces its top 50 restaurants and reveals which regions are serving up the best food in the country.

‘Editors at The Good Food Guide have uncovered the foodiest regions spread right across the British Isles, adding up the cooking scores for each county or region to create a list of foodie hotspots,’ a spokesman said.

‘Entries in the guide are awarded a score from one to 10, based on anonymous inspections. By taking the total for each area (with half a point for each Local Gem entry) and dividing by population size, the editors have identified the regions with the best eating out per capita.’

They said that diners, however, may have to cross the English Channel to visit the place in top spot: ‘Leading the way at number one is the Channel Islands.’

Eateries such as No. 10 restaurant and bar in St Helier and Stocks in Sark were mentioned, as well as Guernsey’s Octopus, La Fregate and Da Nello – all of which make the Channel Islands a ‘foodie haven’.

Coming in at 21 in the top 50 restaurants was Bohemia in Jersey. No Guernsey establishments made it onto the hot list.

Zoe Fitch

By Zoe Fitch
News reporter

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